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Bus strike called off after Translink drivers secure ‘well-deserved pay increase’

"This shows the strength workers have when they stick together to demand a fair deal."

The planned bus strike by Unite and GMB driver trade unions working for Translink has been called off.

The industrial action had previously been suspended.

But this afternoon (Friday), union officials, in a statement, confirmed a resolution.

A GMB spokesperson said: “This shows the strength workers have when they stick together to demand a fair deal.

This is a well-deserved pay increase and package that our members fought hard for. We thank every member who stood firm and earned this decent pay deal for themselves and their colleagues.”

The news has also been welcomed by Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd.

He said: “I welcome the resolution reached today between Translink and trade unions on the revised pay offer.

“I know that this has been a time of great uncertainty for drivers, Translink, and indeed for passengers who rely on our public transport services, so I am pleased that this resolution has been reached.

“I commend all sides for their hard work in reaching this agreement.”

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